All news articles for December 2019

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AFIA: Funding boost will speed up US feed ingredient approval process

By Jane Byrne

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has applauded the passage of bipartisan legislation to fund the federal government for the remainder of the 2020 fiscal year as the move sees a key AFIA policy ambition – increased funding for feed ingredient...

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Market expansion top of mind for US Grains Council in 2020

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The US Grains Council (USCG) is focusing on supporting trade in current markets and expanding into others over the coming 12 months. The US soy sector, among other priorities, is looking to address infrastructure challenges.

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Green Plains and Novozymes partner on high protein feed production

By Jane Byrne

US ethanol and DDGS producer, Green Plains Inc., and Danish company, Novozymes, have announced a technology partnership aimed at extracting greater value from corn protein, generating high quality protein for aquaculture, animal feed and pet food.

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Slow harvest leads to drying challenges, fire prevention focus

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

A wet and delayed feed crop harvest season in the US is being punctuated with reports of fires in grain dryers; however, there are ways to help prevent incidents and reduce the cost of drying, says industry expert.

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Texas A&M develops hand-held grain analysis device

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The creation of a portable spectrometer and informational databases is intended to allow grain or oilseeds to be scanned using a light source, providing nutrient content.

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Protein promise for piglets

By Jane Byrne

The results of a new study suggest that partially replacing conventional protein sources with inactivated Cyberlindnera jadinii yeast, derived from sugars from Norwegian spruce trees, in diets for young pigs is possible without compromising energy and...